Duncan joined children from the New Road Nursery to cut the ribbon at the new Hathaway Dental Practice.
The new practice, which opened its doors earlier this year, will offer NHS treatment to around 12,000 patients in the area.
It has state-of-the-art accommodation for 5 dentists, 2 hygienists and an oral health promoter and currently has 5,500 NHS patients on its books, with capacity for at least another 6,500 over the coming two years.
New Road Nursery last year won the prestigious Gold Award from NHS Wiltshire’s ‘Happy Little Teeth’ programme. ‘Happy Little Teeth’ works with children aged 0-5, their families and carers, to promote healthy teeth and stop children being scared of the dentist’s chair.
Duncan was taken on a tour of the state of the art facility, followed by a brief masterclass on teeth cleaning techniques organised by staff at NHS Wiltshire.
Photo by NHS Wiltshire